Friday, 30 April 2010

Painting Puzzles

Animal puzzles designed by Juan Pablo Quintero
source: Kids Modern

I've seen these puzzles on quite a few sites already but as they're now on sale, I thought I'd share them nonetheless. Designed and manufactured in Barcelona using Finnish birch plywood and non-toxic lacquer, each of the nine different interlocking animals is eco-friendly and recyclable.







The puzzles are suitable for 3-5 year olds and can either be left natural or painted as desired.

Mediodesign
is selling eight of its nine Zoomaderita designs at the reduced price of 12 EUR in its online shop here.

via: Ribambelles & Ribambins

Shop Watch: Little Home



offering a lovely selection of toys, artwork, accessories and books







I really like Heidi Iverson's handmade and hand-embroidered
sweet face dolls and mushroom softies





Little Home is offering a 30% discount on virtually everything online (does not included furniture and articles already on sale) today and tomorrow (Friday 30th and Saturday May 1st) to celebrate the opening of its new shop.
Type "NEWSHOP"in the discount section at checkout to benefit from this reduction.
Hurry, hurry, this offer only lasts 48 hours!



Thursday, 29 April 2010

Wilkintie


I posted this beautiful rabbit by Klaus Haapanemi on my Tumblr a while ago.
I love it, and thought I should tell you that Wilkintie are offering their Series 1 prints for the young and the young at heart at a reduced price for a limited time. Sizeable savings are to be had on individual prints and box sets by the likes of Chamo (remember the carpet?), Niels Oeltjen and Joe Mclaren, to name but a few.
Something for everyone I think, so take a peek (also on etsy) and keep your eye on their shop for Series 2.

Kiyoshi Saito


Children Shoveling Snow. Color woodblock



Images via Cardboard Cutout Sundown


Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997)

I've fallen in love with these wonderful woodcuts by Kiyoshi Saito, a Japanese artist/printmaker associated with the Sosaku hanga (creative prints) movement.

Un grand coup de foudre pour ce travail de Kiyoshi Saito, un artiste japonais de l'├ęcole Sosaku hanga.

Let's Face it

A dash of colour


here and there


is all you need



to cheer you up


and

and make you smile!




I love these quirky, hand painted pillows by


Ali Douglass




Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Mid-Week Picks - Hotch-Potch



Needle Felted Cinderella
Soria Moria *


El Vestidor de Emilia - Cut Out and Make Doll Kit by Cecilia Martinez
Download Here
Yoliwood




Printable Alphabet Flash Cards and Alphabet Blocks by Patricia Zapata
A Little Hut


Fabric kits by Sarah Young

* via ?

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Sandra Eterovic

First I saw these three fine fellows




then I saw this


and this



and I knew that I had to find out more


Mickey of Ulladulla, Boats, fish; Native flora and fauna

Mickey of Ulladulla, Ceremony; Scenes of daily life; native flora and fauna
Images from Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century by Andrew Sayers, Oxford, 1994

Oh my!
I certainly wasn't disappointed...



An earlier generation's craft

so I'd very much like to recommend Sandra Eterovic's
wonderful shop,
flickr
&
blog

Edward Bawden

Enjoy!

Via Sathya Ranjana
See also Liane's post - Enhabiten

Colouring Cloths


I spotted Marielle Bazard's colour-in tablecloths a while back and am pleased to see them in a number of shops in France. All her designs (boy, girl, mixed, birthday) are printed on 100% cotton (135 X 95 cm) and come with 12 washable felt tip pens. They're obviously great for long summer holidays and rainy days but I also like the idea of a birthday colouring-in activity which once finished could be displayed on a wall, then washed and reused over and over.

Marielle's tablecloth kits are available here and here.

Sathya Ranjana



Wool Giraffe

I can't say that I'm a huge lover of wall stickers (although haciendo el indio's new collection looks beautiful). However, I really can't imagine a nicer wall drawing for a child's bedroom than this



Munich-based graphic designer / illustrator Sathya Ranjana creates wonderful long and short-necked creatures




and makes these beautiful books and zines, all available from her etsy shop and /or blog.




I'm well and truly smitten!